Formlabs Form 3 - 3D Printer Lab
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Formlabs Form 3

SLA 3D Printer
resins of varied properties
volume: 5.7" L x 5.7" W x "6.9" H

Machine TitleForm 3
SafetyGloves must be worn while handling resin and uncleaned parts
Machine Purpose3D printing utlizing SLA printing technologies
Training necessaryIndividual Training Session with Shop Staff
Material LimitationsFormlab or compatible Resin
Working Dimensions5.7" L x 5.7 W " × 6.9" H
0.001, 0.002, 0.004 inches layer thicknesses
AccessoriesRinse tanks,  UV cure box
Software or File Type


PreForm


To pay for material go to:

mhub.makeros.com



Quick guide:

  1. Download Preform
  2. Open .stl file in preform
  3. Select printer and material (this printer is FranticDassie) IP: 10.11.1.249
  4. Orient part and generate supports (If you are unsure of optimal orientation use One-Click-Print)
  5. Click the orange print button on the right side of the screen (this will send the file to the printer)
  6. To pay for the print upload the files to https://member.mhubchicago.com/page/3d-printing-quoting# and select SLA formlabs
  7. Once at the printer insert the correct material cartridge and build tank
  8. Check that the build platform is clean and inserted correctly if not clean with isopropyl making sure it is dry then insert fully being sure to lock the release lever down
  9. Start your print
  10. Once print is complete remove build tray and place in the wash station for 15 minutes. Note: wash station is NOT isopropyl
  11. Once wash is complete use blue tray to take print and platform to sink 
  12. Rinse with water for 5 minutes
  13. Remove part from build platform carefully with a scraper 
  14. If part remains tacky rinse part in isopropyl bath located near the printer
  15. Look at curing datasheet downloadable below to see if the material requires a post cure if so use the cure station located next to the wash station
  16. Enjoy your finished part



Other Notes:

Minimum Supported Wall Thickness: Recommended: 0.4 m

Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness: Recommended: 0.6 mm

Maximum Unsupported Overhang Length: Recommended: 1.0 mm

Minimum Unsupported Overhang Angle: Recommended: 19° from level

Maximum Horizontal Support Span/Bridge: Recommended: 21 mm

Minimum Vertical-Wire Diameter: Recommended: 0.3 mm (7 mm tall) to 1.5 mm (30 mm tall)

Minimum Embossed Detail: Recommended: 0.1 mm

Minimum Engraved Detail: Recommended: 0.4 mm

Minimum Clearance: Recommended: 0.5 mm

Minimum Hole Diameter: Recommended: 0.5 mm

Minimum Drain Hole Diameter: Recommended: 3.5 mm diameter

    • 1mL unit
    • Form cure times and temps

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